Go Ape in Cannock Chase

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Not far from the M6 and the city of Birmingham is Cannock Chase in Staffordshire.  The Go Ape centre is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, known as Birches Valley.

This has one of their largest treetop adventures, with the longest zip wires being 260 metres.

Cannock Chase also has the Forest Segway, so if heights are not your thing, try one of these. (Note that age and weight restrictions apply – you need to be within a certain weight range for the Forest Segways to balance). Or of course, give the Treetop Adventure a try.

There are also plenty of walks and family-friendly cycle trails at Cannock Chase. If you can’t bring your own bikes, you can hire some there.

Our Review

TreeTop Adventure at Cannock Chase

All harnessed up at Go Ape

All harnessed up at Go Ape

We’ve been along to Go Ape at Cannock Chase and tried the excellent TreeTop Adventure course.

We highly recommend giving it a go if you have kids under 13.

Click here to read our full review of the Cannock Chase TreeTop Adventure course, and watch our video above.

Other things to do at Cannock Chase

Go Ape is actually located in the Birches Valley part of the Forestry Commission woodland. There’s lots of walks here, and when we visited, lots of activities for the kids along a woodland walk.

Bring a picnic or eat at the cafe, and make a day of it.

If you can bring bikes, Birches Valley also has a mountain biking course, so you could have a day of adventures.

The Family's Guide to Go Ape
The Go Ape Family Guide

Read our Family Guide to Go Ape, which includes details on height and weight restrictions, adult supervision, what to wear, and a video of what to expect.

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Planning your visit
Activities Available
High Ropes
Mountain Biking
Segways
Walking Routes
Facilities
Parking
Toilets
Dogs Welcome
Cafe
Play Park
Picnic Area
GoApe Activities at Go Ape in Cannock Chase
Treetop Challenge
Treetop Adventure
Forest Segway

Here are more details on the activities available at Go Ape in Cannock Chase, including how many children you can supervise.

Treetop Challenge
GoApe Tree Top Challenge
Doing the Tree Top Challenge. Photo © Go Ape

This is the one. This is the biggy.
Treetop Challenge is where to head if you want to test yourself physically and mentally on our most adventurous treetop experience.
A mecca for thrill seekers who love canopy high tree-to-trees crossings, free-fall Tarzan Swings and riding super-fast, very long zips. This is grown-up fun in the great outdoors. Perfect for adults and kids over 10yrs and 1.4M tall.

  • At least 10 years old
  • Adult Supervision Required:
    One participating adult (18+) can supervise up to two children aged 10 to 15 years while on the course.
    16 and 17 year olds do not require a participating adult but cannot supervise others.
  • Weigh less than 20.5 Stone or 130 kg
  • At least 4ft 7" or 1.4 m tall
  • Lasts between 2-3 hours
  • Wear closed toe, flat shoes, and clothes that could get a bit muddy.
  • Gloves are advisable, but not required.
  • Phones and cameras are usually alowed but must be attached. Lanyards are available to buy from the cabin.
  • Bring change for parking.
Read more about the TreeTop Challenge on the Go Ape website
Treetop Adventure
Child on a zip wire on the Treetop Adventure course
Enjoying the a zip wire on the Treetop Adventure course. Photo © Go Ape

Think intricate crossings, wobbly bridges and brilliant zip wire finales – Treetop Adventure is family-fuelled fun in the great outdoors.
Designed with the younger family in mind you can either harness up and join in or cheer on from the forest floor. With plenty of high rope adventures to choose from across the UK you can be sure to find a treetop trek on your doorstep.
Ideal for young adventurers over 1M tall.

  • Any age
  • Adult Supervision Required:
    One participating adult (18+) to supervise up to two children aged under 6 while on the course.
    One adult (18+) can supervise up to eight children aged 6-15 years from the ground.
    16 and 17 year olds do not require a participating adult but cannot supervise others.
  • Weigh less than 20.5 Stone or 130 kg
  • At least 3ft 3" or 1 m tall
  • Lasts about 1 hour
  • Wear closed toe, flat shoes, and clothes that could get a bit muddy.
  • Gloves are advisable, but not required
  • Phones and cameras are usually allowed but must stay attached to you. Lanyards are available to buy from the cabin.
  • Bring change for parking.
Read more about Treetop Adventure on the Go Ape website.
Forest Segway
Forest Segways
Forest Segways. Photo © Go Ape

Head out into the forest on our heavy duty all-terrain Go Ape Segway experiences. Perfect for adults and kids alike to add a whole new dimension to your adventure in the woods.

Once you’ve aced the training and off-road Segway introductions you can explore the beauty of our UK forests from our spectacular off-road trails - there’s twists, turns and straight open paths to put your new found skills to the test.

  • Adult Supervision Required:
    One participating adult (18+) can supervise up to three children.
    16 and 17 year olds do not require a participating adult but cannot supervise others.
  • Weigh between 7 stone or 45 kg and 18.4 Stone or 117 kg
  • Lasts 1 hour
  • Wear closed toe, flat shoes, and clothes that could get a bit muddy.
  • Gloves are advisable, but not required.
  • Phones and cameras are usually alowed but must be attached. Lanyards are available to buy from the cabin.
  • Bring change for parking.
Read more about Forest Segway on the Go Ape website
How to get here

Here’s where you can find Go Ape in Cannock Chase.

Directions

You need to get to the Birches Valley Forest Centre and don’t go to the Cannock Chase Visitors Centre.
It is located 2 miles from Rugeley.

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